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Relevant Thermal-Hydraulic Aspects in the Design of the RRR A. Doval, C. Mazufri F.P. Moreno 1089 8400- Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina.

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1 Relevant Thermal-Hydraulic Aspects in the Design of the RRR A. Doval, C. Mazufri F.P. Moreno Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentina

2 Hydraulic Design Zircalloy chimney Relevant T-H Aspects in the Design of the RRR Chimney FA CP Mirror Configuration 16 Fuel Assemblies 21 Fuel Plates Vertically placed 5 Control Plates Inside Control Guide Box

3 Hydraulic Design (cont.) Relevant T-H Aspects in the Design of the RRR Upward Flow Enables dynamic core pressurization There is no flow inversion Avoids blockage of coolant channels Nozzle Window Comb FP Upward Flow

4 Hydraulic Design (cont.) - CP Relevant T-H Aspects in the Design of the RRR High enough to remove heat Internal Pressure External Pressure > Coolant velocity Low enough to avoid drag

5 Primary Cooling System Relevant T-H Aspects in the Design of the RRR Flap valves Inlet pipe Zr chimney Outlet pipe Core Inlet plenum PCS flow Closure flow

6 Primary Cooling System (cont.) Relevant T-H Aspects in the Design of the RRR

7 Thermal -Hydraulic Design It must ensure that Relevant T-H Aspects in the Design of the RRR Power Peaking Factor = 3 Cosine profile Extrapolated length = 8 cm  Power in the hot channel  Maximum heat flux î for every configuration î along the whole cycle Design Criteria are fulfilled

8 Thermal -Hydraulic Design Relevant T-H Aspects in the Design of the RRR

9 Design Criteria Goal : To preserve the main barrier of FP (Al cladding) Relevant T-H Aspects in the Design of the RRR To ensure the integrity of the cladding avoiding the blistering phenomenon To avoid thermally induced fuel damage Fluid-Structure Interaction Wall temperature Safety Relevant Non-Safety Relevant Departure from Nucleate Boiling Flow Instability Phenomenon Onset of Nucleate Boiling

10 Design Criteria Relevant T-H Aspects in the Design of the RRR

11 Computational Tools Relevant T-H Aspects in the Design of the RRR Low Power State CAUDVAP - Hydraulic calculations TERMIC - TH calculations High Power State CONVEC - TH calculations Transients Analysis PARET - Reactivity Insertion Analysis RETRAN / RELAP - LOFA, LOCA, LOHS Analysis SteadyState

12 Closure flow Safety Features Relevant T-H Aspects in the Design of the RRR  Natural convection regime  Under-water core Shutdown the reactor Provide the adequate heat removal Contain radioactive materials Operational Features

13 Cooling in Natural Convection Relevant T-H Aspects in the Design of the RRR Inertia fly-wheel o Siphon-effect breaker redundancy q Water inlet for natural convection 2 in each PCS inlet pipe 2 different levels Normal Shutdown Loss of power supply incident 4 flap-valves

14 Under-water Core Relevant T-H Aspects in the Design of the RRR Zircalloy chimney surrounding the core Emergency Make-up Water System Maintains the core under water Assures an independent water reservoir Enhances natural convection Provides physical independence between the core and the pool Compensates evaporation and leaks

15 Pneumatic irradiation devices Cold Neutron Source Hot Neutron Source (future) Relevant Experimental Facilities Relevant T-H Aspects in the Design of the RRR Irradiation rigs 6 Silicon Doping 17 “Bulk” 12 Mo 3 I 2 Ir

16 Bulk Irradiation Facilities Safety Features Relevant T-H Aspects in the Design of the RRR  Cooling in natural convection regime Inertia fly-wheel 2 flap-valves Normal Shutdown Loss of power supply incident Siphon-effect breaker redundancy Water inlet for natural convection

17 Bulk Irradiation Facilities Safety Features Relevant T-H Aspects in the Design of the RRR Skirt Maintains the rig under water  Under-water Rigs Assures an independent water reservoir

18 Conclusions Relevant T-H Aspects in the Design of the RRR Use of commercial safety analysis codes Use of commercial safety analysis codes Capability to provide a T-H design that assures the safety and quality requirements of new generation RRs Capability to provide a T-H design that assures the safety and quality requirements of new generation RRs Use of emerging engineering tools Use of emerging engineering tools The T-H design of the RRR fulfils high standard safety features The T-H design of the RRR fulfils high standard safety features


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